Democratizing forest Governance in India

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9780198099123

Publication date:

22/09/2014

Hardback

448 pages

222.0x150.0mm

Price: 495.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780198099123

Publication date:

22/09/2014

Hardback

448 pages

222.0x150.0mm

First Edition

Sharachchandra Lele & Ajit Menon

Suitable for: The primary market for this book will be the departments of sociology, environment studies, ecological studies, development studies.  The book will also be of interest to academics, bureaucrats, policy makers, foresters, activists, and students of the forest question in India, south Asia and the world.

Rights:  World Rights

First Edition

Sharachchandra Lele & Ajit Menon

Description

Forests are by their very nature a complex socio-ecological entity. The forest sector in India is currently going through an unprecedented churning. Every dimension of forest related decision-making has become a subject of intense scrutiny, debate, and change. The involvement of multiple actors, from local communities to the Supreme Court, marks a shift in the discourse from forest management to forest governance.   The forestry debate has shifted from ‘how to conserve forests’ or ‘how to afforest wasteland’ to ‘who are the stakeholders relevant to the forest question’, ‘who should have the primary say’, ‘what are the rights of non-local stakeholders’, and ‘what should be the process for converting to non-forest land’. The chapters in this volume highlight this shift in the discourse and analyse the complex issues involved in bringing about democratic governance of forests in India. The themes range from the relevance of the Joint Forest Management programme, the contribution of the Forest Rights Act, the complexities of the Godavarman case, and the changes in the Wildlife Protection Act, to challenges posed by shifting cultivation, scientific versus traditional knowledge, and the effect of economic growth on forest dependence.   Although it is not at all clear what the next decade holds for the forest sector in India, the fractiousness of the forest discourse within the state over the forest question are signs of a continued ferment that will open up opportunities, albeit in unexpected ways.

First Edition

Sharachchandra Lele & Ajit Menon

Table of contents

List of Tables, Figures, and Boxes 

Preface 
List of Abbreviations 
 
Introduction: Forest Governance beyond Joint Forest
Management, Godavarman, and Tigers
Sharachchandra Lele and Ajit Menon
 
I Governing Forests for Local Use
1. What Is Wrong with Joint Forest Management? 
Sharachchandra Lele
 
2. Adivasis, Pastoralists, and Forest Governance: Challenges
and Opportunities 
Sagari R. Ramdas
 
3. Undoing Historical Injustice: Reclaiming Citizenship Rights
and Democratic Forest Governance through the Forest
Rights Act 
Madhu Sarin
 
II Governing Forests for Conservation
4. Views from the Podu: Approaches for a Democratic
Ecology of India's Forests 
Nitin D. Rai
5. Changing Paradigms in Wildlife Conservation in India 
Neema Pathak Broome, Shiba Desor, Ashish Kothari,
and Arshiya Bose
 
III Governing the Forest-Non-forest Boundary
6. Boundaries of Forest Land: The Godavarman Case and
Beyond 
Shomona Khanna
 
7. The Making of Forest (Re)Publics: Popular Engagement
with Official Decision-making on Forest Conversions 
Kanchi Kohli and Manju Menon
 
IV Some Cross-cutting Issues
8. Erasing the Swiddens: Shifting Cultivation, Land and
Forest Rights in Odisha 
Kundan Kumar
 
9. The Forest Rights Act, Northeast India, and Shifting
Cultivators: A Commentary 
Dhrupad Choudhury
 
10. Of Rights and Regeneration: The Politics of Governing
Forest and Non-forest Commons 
Prakash Kashwan and Viren Lobo
 
11. The Commons and Rural Livelihoods: Shifting
Dependencies and Supra-local Pressures
Ajit Menon, Viren Lobo, and Sharachchandra Lele
 
Epilogue 
Sharachchandra Lele and Ajit Menon
 
Index
Notes on Editors and Contributors

First Edition

Sharachchandra Lele & Ajit Menon

Features

  • A timely study of governance and management of forest resources
  • Analyses a wide range of issues
  • Captures the multiple dimensions of the idea of democratic governance of forests with a specific reference to India

First Edition

Sharachchandra Lele & Ajit Menon

First Edition

Sharachchandra Lele & Ajit Menon

Description

Forests are by their very nature a complex socio-ecological entity. The forest sector in India is currently going through an unprecedented churning. Every dimension of forest related decision-making has become a subject of intense scrutiny, debate, and change. The involvement of multiple actors, from local communities to the Supreme Court, marks a shift in the discourse from forest management to forest governance.   The forestry debate has shifted from ‘how to conserve forests’ or ‘how to afforest wasteland’ to ‘who are the stakeholders relevant to the forest question’, ‘who should have the primary say’, ‘what are the rights of non-local stakeholders’, and ‘what should be the process for converting to non-forest land’. The chapters in this volume highlight this shift in the discourse and analyse the complex issues involved in bringing about democratic governance of forests in India. The themes range from the relevance of the Joint Forest Management programme, the contribution of the Forest Rights Act, the complexities of the Godavarman case, and the changes in the Wildlife Protection Act, to challenges posed by shifting cultivation, scientific versus traditional knowledge, and the effect of economic growth on forest dependence.   Although it is not at all clear what the next decade holds for the forest sector in India, the fractiousness of the forest discourse within the state over the forest question are signs of a continued ferment that will open up opportunities, albeit in unexpected ways.

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Table of contents

List of Tables, Figures, and Boxes 

Preface 
List of Abbreviations 
 
Introduction: Forest Governance beyond Joint Forest
Management, Godavarman, and Tigers
Sharachchandra Lele and Ajit Menon
 
I Governing Forests for Local Use
1. What Is Wrong with Joint Forest Management? 
Sharachchandra Lele
 
2. Adivasis, Pastoralists, and Forest Governance: Challenges
and Opportunities 
Sagari R. Ramdas
 
3. Undoing Historical Injustice: Reclaiming Citizenship Rights
and Democratic Forest Governance through the Forest
Rights Act 
Madhu Sarin
 
II Governing Forests for Conservation
4. Views from the Podu: Approaches for a Democratic
Ecology of India's Forests 
Nitin D. Rai
5. Changing Paradigms in Wildlife Conservation in India 
Neema Pathak Broome, Shiba Desor, Ashish Kothari,
and Arshiya Bose
 
III Governing the Forest-Non-forest Boundary
6. Boundaries of Forest Land: The Godavarman Case and
Beyond 
Shomona Khanna
 
7. The Making of Forest (Re)Publics: Popular Engagement
with Official Decision-making on Forest Conversions 
Kanchi Kohli and Manju Menon
 
IV Some Cross-cutting Issues
8. Erasing the Swiddens: Shifting Cultivation, Land and
Forest Rights in Odisha 
Kundan Kumar
 
9. The Forest Rights Act, Northeast India, and Shifting
Cultivators: A Commentary 
Dhrupad Choudhury
 
10. Of Rights and Regeneration: The Politics of Governing
Forest and Non-forest Commons 
Prakash Kashwan and Viren Lobo
 
11. The Commons and Rural Livelihoods: Shifting
Dependencies and Supra-local Pressures
Ajit Menon, Viren Lobo, and Sharachchandra Lele
 
Epilogue 
Sharachchandra Lele and Ajit Menon
 
Index
Notes on Editors and Contributors

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